Thar is chronically a backward and poor area. Water shortage is a major problem of the area. More than 70% of Tharparkar’s population has no access to safe drinking water. In Tharparkar, dug-wells have been found to be the only sustainable source of groundwater. During a normal day, villagers spend around four to six hours on average to fetch four to five pots (50 to 60 litres) of water from dug-wells, situated far and wide.
The social life of villagers is also restricted due to lack of adequate water. This especially affects women, who are responsible for carrying water. Young children often have to forgo education due to responsibility of fetching water.
Embarking upon this emergent need of Drinking water, the Global Environmental Management
Services has started to provide/dig wells in Goths (villages) of Tharparkar where there are no wells under umbrella of its CSR activities. This project will go a long way in improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people of tharparkar in general and women and children in particular, Due to scarcity of water and non-existence of water resources in their own Goths (villages) the women and children have to travel long distances daily to fetch water from far flung areas.